ANAHEIM — The Santa Ana River Lakes are moving to Anaheim Lake, and yes, you did hear correctly.
Anaheim Lake has been a favorite lake for thousands of fishermen over the past several years. The lake has three islands, is great for boat fishermen, has lots of grass areas for camping, and unique bottom structure offering humps, shallows, dropoffs and deep canyon areas. But here’s the best part of all: the lake is being cleaned right now and will be filled with crystal clear, cold water from Lake Mathews.
Staffers are keeping their fingers crossed that the Mathews water will arrive cold enough for trout. If this is the case, for the first time ever, there will be a Catfish and Trout Grand Opener at Anaheim Lake.
Staffers have told their trout farmer to get ready to send thousands of pounds of Sierra ’Bows, and for their catfish farm to get ready to send thousands of pounds of blues and some gigantic broodstock channel cats for this opener.
All of these great plans are scheduled for about the 4th of July. Since lots of things have to be done, including draining, filling the lake and delivery of fish, etc., they can’t give you an exact date. So stay tuned for updates as the big 4th of July celebration approaches.
They will keep you informed, and until that happens, they will be stocking the Santa Ana River Lakes with blue cats and Silver King channel cats right up until the big move to Anaheim Lake. They will also have day fishing, night fishing and 24-hour family camping and fishing at the Santa Ana River Lakes.
Stay tuned for updates and don’t miss any of these great fishing opportunities.